There are 10 ways to get from Cologne to Sweden by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Copenhagen  •  4 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Copenhagen (CPH) CGN - CPH

$48 - $202

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Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Copenhagen  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Copenhagen (CPH) DUS - CPH

$52 - $238

Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Stockholm  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Stockholm (ARN) CGN - ARN

$85 - $259

Fly Dusseldorf to Gothenburg  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Gothenburg (GOT) DUS - GOT

$67 - $234

Fly Dusseldorf to Stockholm  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Stockholm (ARN) DUS - ARN

$54 - $185

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Copenhagen  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Copenhagen (CPH) FRA - CPH

$112 - $321

Train  •  16 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to København H Ec
  3. Take the train from København H to Lund Centralstation
  4. Take the train from Lund Centralstation to Stockholm Centralstation

$197 - $341

Train, bus  •  23 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Dortmund Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the bus from Dortmund to Stockholm 073

$111 - $183

Train, drive  •  16 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Hannover Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Lüneburg Ic / ...
  3. Drive from Lüneburg to Stockholm

$253 - $380

Drive  •  14 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Cologne to Stockholm 954.3 miles

$210 - $320

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The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Sweden is to fly which costs 40€ - 180€ and takes 4 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Sweden is to fly which costs 40€ - 180€ and takes 4 h 13 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cologne to Sweden station. However, there are services departing from Köln Hbf and arriving at Stockholm Centralstation via Hamburg Hbf, København H and Lund Centralstation. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 30 min.

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The distance between Cologne and Sweden is 1082 km. The road distance is 1526.9 km.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Sweden without a car is to train which takes 16 h 30 min and costs 160€ - 290€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 13 min to get from Cologne to Sweden, including transfers.

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Cologne to Sweden train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Köln Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Sweden is to fly which takes 4 h 13 min and costs 40€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 160€ - 290€ and takes 16 h 30 min.

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The quickest flight from Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport to Copenhagen Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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Cologne to Sweden train services, operated by Swedish Railways (SJ), arrive at Stockholm Centralstation.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cologne to Sweden is 1527 km. It takes approximately 14 h 49 min to drive from Cologne to Sweden.

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Ryanair, Scandinavian Airlines, Eurowings and three other airlines offer flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport to Copenhagen Airport.

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Map of how to get from Cologne to Sweden.
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  • Distance: 676.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 13 min

What companies run services between Cologne, Germany and Sweden?

Ryanair, easyJet and four other airlines fly from Cologne to Malmö 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cologne to Stockholm via Hamburg Hbf, København H, and Lund Centralstation in around 16 h 30 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Copenhagen via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Dusseldorf to Copenhagen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Stockholm via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Dusseldorf to Gothenburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Flights from Dusseldorf to Gothenburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Dusseldorf to Gothenburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stockholm
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stockholm via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stockholm via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Frankfurt to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Flights from Dusseldorf to Gothenburg via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$75 - $330
Flights from Dusseldorf to Gothenburg via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $330
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stockholm
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $310
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stockholm via Oslo
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$55 - $310
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stockholm via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $310
Flights from Frankfurt to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Copenhagen via Billund
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $220
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Stockholm
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $350
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Stockholm via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $350
Flights from Dusseldorf to Gothenburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stockholm
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stockholm via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Copenhagen via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $490
Flights from Dusseldorf to Gothenburg via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stockholm via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Flights from Frankfurt to Copenhagen via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Copenhagen via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $300
Flights from Dusseldorf to Copenhagen via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $220
Flights from Frankfurt to Copenhagen via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $220
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Gothenburg via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $460
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stockholm via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $490
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$28 - $210
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Copenhagen via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Stockholm via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Lüneburg
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$16 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $40
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Cologne, Cologne central station to Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf central station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Train from Cologne, Cologne central station to Hamburg, Hamburg central station
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Danish Railways (DSB)
Öresundståg
Website
oresundstag.se
Train from København H to Lund Centralstation
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
oresundstag.se
Swedish Railways (SJ)
Phone
+46 77 175 75 75
Email
kundservice@sj.se
Website
sj.se
Train from København H to Lund Centralstation
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $19
Website
www.sj.se
2nd Class Non-Rebookable
$9 - $14
1st Class Non-Rebookable
$14 - $19
2nd Class Refundable
$13 - $19
1st Class Refundable
$18 - $25
Train from Lund Centralstation to Stockholm Centralstation
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $120
Website
www.sj.se
2nd Class Non-Rebookable
$50 - $75
1st Class Non-Rebookable
$85 - $120
2nd Class Refundable
$85 - $120
1st Class Refundable
$120 - $170
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Dortmund to Stockholm
Ave. Duration
21 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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